Penn State headed to Rose Bowl, Temple headed to Military Bowl

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Penn State has been ranked No. 5 in the College Football Playoff poll and will play in the Rose Bowl.

Temple University broke into the Top 25 in the College Football Playoff poll and will play in the Military Bowl.

On Saturday night, Trace McSorley threw four touchdown passes and No. 8 Penn State stunned No. 6 Wisconsin 38-31, rallying from a 21-point first-half deficit to claim its first conference title in eight years with the greatest comeback in Big Ten title game history.

Penn State will face No. 9 USC in Pasadena on Jan. 2 at 5 p.m. on our sister station ESPN.

On Saturday, Phillip Walker threw two touchdown passes, Temple's defense stuffed Navy's running game and the Owls claimed their first American Athletic Conference title with a 34-10 victory.

Temple will face Wake Forest in Annapolis on Dec. 27 at 3:30 p.m. on our sister station ESPN.

Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals.

The selection committee stayed with the same top four as it had going into championship weekend, leaving out Penn State even though the Nittany Lions won the Big Ten championship and beat Ohio State earlier in the season.

The College Football Playoff Selection Show aired on ESPN.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.